Gallery: Made in China: Émilie Voirin Reinterprets Iconic Chairs in Bio...


London-based product designer Émilie Voirin has courageously re-interpreted a crop of iconic modern chairs into fantastic biodegradable seats. Using woven rattan and bamboo, the designer created sustainable versions of Verner Panton‘s ‘Panton chair’, Michael Thonet‘s ‘Thonet Chair No. 18′, Charles and Ray Eames’ ‘LCW Plywood Chair’ and Frank Gehry‘s ‘Wiggle chair’. Rattan is a durable plant fiber that is often used for making furniture, baskets, and other household items, however Voirin has adapted the material to give these classic chairs a sustainable twist.

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1 Comment

  1. Sara Corner December 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I also love Panton designs. I have a large collection of Panton furniture items at my home.


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